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Francesca Franco

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting

BS (Bocconi) PhD (Padova) Post-doc (Wharton)

Dr Francesca Franco joined London Business School after post-doctoral research in Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She received an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Padova, Italy. 

Before starting her PhD, she was a research fellow and part-time consultant for the Accounting and Finance Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management. Her primary research interests are incentive design, compensation contracting and corporate governance.


Matching premiums in the executive labor market

Carter M E; Franco F; Tuna I

Accounting Review 2019 Online first


Executive gender pay gaps: the roles of board diversity and female risk aversion

Carter M E; Franco F; Gine Torrens M

Contemporary Accounting Research 2017 Vol 34:2 p 1232-1264

Corporate diversification and the cost of debt: the role of segment disclosures

Franco F; Urcan O; Vasvari F

Accounting Review 2016 Vol 91:4 p 1139-1165

Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals

Franco F; Ittner C D; Urcan O

Management Science 2016 Vol 63:1 p 114-138

Review of "The small worlds of corporate governance"

Franco F

Corporate Governance: an International Review 2014 Vol 22:1 p 68-70

Executive MBA

  • EMBALJ2017 Introduction to Management Accounting C005 J AUT16

  • EMBADS2018 Introduction to Management Accounting CD05 S SUM17

  • EMBALS2018 Introduction to Management Accounting C005 S SUM18


  • SLOAN2017 Management Accounting C203 SUM17

Masters in Management

  • MIM2017 Introduction to Management Accounting CM01 Streams A-C SUM17

Research Interests

  • Incentive contracting
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance